APC Meets Today

The National Deputy Organizing Secretary of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), Lansana Fadika, has confirmed that the party will hold an executive meeting at its Old Railway Line, Brookfields headquarters today. The meeting which is strictly for executive members, he said is a family one.

Details emerged that the APC meeting is to map out strategies on how to win the coming parliamentary bye-elections in the Western Area in Constituencies 105, 109 and 110.

“They are very crucial elections that we should win hands down in order to regain our majority in Parliament,” an APC executive official who said he will be at the meeting informed The Exclusive.

Another official said that the party wants to avoid a repeat of what happened in the Tonko Limba ward bye-election that the party, he said, lost under very dubious circumstances to the SLPP. “We will strategize on how to protect our voters in the coming elections,” the official said.

Expected to be in attendance at today’s election strategy meeting are the three constituency chairmen of 105, 109 and 110, the party Leader in parliament, Hon. Chernoh Bah, Rural Area district Chairman Kasho Roland Cole, the national women’s and youth league leaders, the deputy chairman and leader, the secretary general, among others.

It could be recalled that after the controversial Tonko Limba bye-election which APC insisted it won but was denied victory by the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the National Elections Commission, Nfa Alie Conteh, who they asked to resign or be sacked by the President, APC decided not to take part in any other public elections conducted by NEC under Nfa Alie’s leadership. As such, three bye-elections have since taken place that APC did not take part in.

However, with the intervention of local and international democratic partners, APC reconsidered the decision not to take part in elections with the election in Constituency 110 scheduled for mid August providing a fitting battleground to test the party’s popularity in the Western Area where in the March 7th 2018 parliamentary and local council elections it secured more than 90 percent of the seats in Parliament and the municipal and rural councils.